Monday, August 5, 2013

10 August 1859

August 10. Came into the Westerley winds. Sea rough and ship wet on deck with breakers.
Campbell, Alexander. Letters and papers, 1859 - 1870. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 50

10th. A dull morning with a strong easterly breeze (this is bad). The sea was troubled all night and is not better today. We went cheerfully in the evening, the wind having veered round to the northward. This day we are said to be nearly on a parallel with the Cape of Good Hope but not nearer than 1500 to 1600 miles. (Stolen) yesterday some wearing apparel amongst which was a shirt the property of the the Boatswain which had been cut from a rope. The captain offered a handsome reward for information against the offenders but none was forthcoming.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.

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